Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Walk for a Cause to Kapurpurawan

In celebration of the Environment Protection Month on June, Barangay Poblacion in Burgos, Ilocos Norte headed by Brgy. Capt. Joegi Jimenez organized a walk for a cause to Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. This walk had the objective of protecting and preserving the environment and the mother Earth in general. This is an awareness campaign for the people to know that there is a nature to protect. The theme of the celebration was Forests: Nature at your Service.

More than one hundred people have participated in this event. There were young and old people who joined the cause. It was raining the whole afternoon and night before the morning walk so it was really good that the weather cooperated with this event. There was no more rain but the road was partly wet and muddy. The group started from the highway towards the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. It was a one hour walk.

A simple program was held at the site with the speeches of Brgy Capt. Joegi, Vice Mayor Rey Galano Espejo, Mayor Crescente Narciso Garcia, and the DENR people. The reiterated their advocacy for a clean environment and its protection and preservation.

The highlight of the program was the signing of the covenant to protect Mother Earth by public officials and private citizens. The group had a photo-op in front of the amazing Kapurpurawan Rock Formation and a breakfast was served before everyone went back to the town.

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